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How Scalable Search Technology Supported a Leading Manufacturer’s 42% Growth

Posted by Mabel Ng on March 26, 2015

SunGard Public Sector Uses CoveoPöttinger is a family-owned manufacturer of high quality agricultural machinery for use in tillage, drilling and harvesting.

Since the company began using Coveo in 2007, its workforce has grown by 42%. The company now has over 1500 employees working out of several manufacturing sites in Europe, and sales locations in 13 countries. Pöttinger’s IT team has been able to keep both the company’s growing workforce happy and information access-related costs in check, thanks to the scalable Coveo search solution that connects Pöttinger’s workers with all the information they need, across the company’s information ecosystem. Read more and comment »

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IT Chaos: Is it simply moving to the Cloud to create “Claos?”

Posted by Ed Shepherdson on November 27, 2012

IT Chaos: Is it simply moving to the Cloud to create Claos?Today’s IT department finds itself in a precarious position: balance stakeholder demands against the need to maintain governance, compliance and control. Environments are becoming more diverse and complex while executive leadership needs CIOs and IT departments to start contributing to the bottom line through increased productivity.

As a result, many CIOs are looking at the cloud as an easier way to deliver solutions to their stakeholders without adding more chaos to their already complex internal systems. The benefits of cloud solutions are very attractive to the CIO: subscription model, no long-term commitments, easy deployment, low cost of ownership, no capital to invest, solutions that meet the individual needs of the stakeholders, etc. Read more and comment »

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Access to Knowledge: A Financial Organization’s Greatest Asset

Posted by Diane Berry on June 18, 2012

Access to organizational knowledge is important for any organization. In the financial services space, it’s a sound investment practice as well.

Take 3i Group, one of the world’s leading investment firms focused in private equity, infrastructure and debt management. Based in London, 3i has over $15 billion in total assets through 101 portfolio companies across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Read more and comment »

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Survey Says: Most Organizations Lacking Contextually Relevant Material

Posted by Diane Berry on June 4, 2012

In order to work efficiently and effectively, it is vital that customer-facing employees and executives have access to the right information—contextually relevant information—at the right time. If not, the inability to engage at the right levels could be the difference between finding new revenue streams and the loss of customer loyalty and brand reputation. This is because true customer engagement focuses on an organization’s ability to understand, adapt and respond to customer needs in a completely agile, real-time fashion.

However, during a recent survey of customer service and support executives, we learned that just 13 percent of those surveyed believe employees can effectively tap into the collective knowledge of their organizations.
• 79 percent said they can only sometimes or almost never get the information they need to make informed business decisions quickly
• 51 percent said they themselves can only “sometimes” get at the information
• 28 percent noted they can “almost never” get the necessary details
• Eight percent said they could not get at the information at all Read more and comment »

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Let us know if this has ever happened to you – “I just wasted how much time?” or “What do you mean this already exists?”

Posted by Diane Berry on May 15, 2012

Let’s face it. The more data available to your company, the less you know what you think you know.

Sound strange? Just think about it, and perhaps consider your own experience. Let’s say you are an engineer or product developer for a mid-sized company. Say the company has been around for 30 years, creates complex products requiring QA testing and perhaps regulatory compliance. At the same time, the company has grown to 10,000 people with 3,000 engineers split among seven different offices in three countries. Read more and comment »

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